Narrator and humorist John Hodgman brings an arched eyebrow to much of his delivery of this "entertainment" from renowned novelist Eggers. His wicked send-up of Trumpworld follows the downward trajectory of an ill-equipped ship's captain and his hapless crew. Hodgman brings the comic timing of stand-up to the madness and corruption of the less-seaworthy-by-the-minute vessel. The Captain, barely disguised as the current Commander in Chief, flails in his leadership role in such a way that even Hodgman can bring only a pained laugh to the listener's lips. Eggers draws on satirical styles from the past--Joseph Heller and Jonathan Swift come to mind--to create a ship of state only slightly less ridiculous than present-day reality. R.O. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9780593215029 $15.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2019
DD ISBN 9780593215036 $28.50
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